Amazon shuts down its restaurant delivery service in the US

Amazon Restaurants is shutting down in the United States and will cease operations on June 24 Amazon announced

Amazon Restaurants is shutting down in the United States and will cease operations on June 24 Amazon announced

Following its shuttering in London, Amazon Restaurants is also slated to close up shop in the United States later this month, according to GeekWire.

Sorry to those who loved ordering food deliveries from Amazon, but those days are over.

Data from Restaurant Business sister company Technomic has found that two companies, DoorDash and Uber Eats, have accounted for much of the growth in the service over the past year, forming something of a "big three" in the business along with Grubhub.

If this is the first you're hearing of Amazon Restaurants, it's also the last you're hearing of it, because the otherwise highly successful company is shutting down its food-delivery site after four years.

The service packed up its bags in London in November, and Amazon confirmed to GeekWire it would end on June 24 in the US.

Although Amazon is dismantling this part of the business in the USA, the company still delivers food in other ways.

Amazon's food delivery service is up for the chopping block. Hungry Amazon users could order food through the Amazon Restaurants website or the Prime Now app. Prime members can get groceries delivered from Whole Foods, its supermarket chain it bought for $13.7 billion in 2017.

Deliveroo says the investment will allow it to develop its tech base and AI system, and launch its own kitchen spaces that can be rented out to food makers.

Amazon will also shut down Daily Dish, a workplace lunch delivery service that launched in 2016, on June 14.

As it is, restaurant companies are increasingly faced with the reality that delivery customers prefer their own services. That means customers in more than 20 USA markets will likely have to turn to competitors like GrubHub and UberEats to satiate their hunger.

Uber listed Amazon as an Uber Eats competitor in its IPO documents earlier this year. Shares of Grubhub Inc. soared 7% Tuesday, for instance.

Investors continue to place big bets on food delivery companies.

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